3,747 New COVID19 Cases, 16 New Deaths Over the Weekend in Riverside County

City News Service & Ceci Partridge

Riverside County health officials are reporting 3,747 newly confirmed COVID19 cases and 16 new COVID-19 deaths Monday.

The update for the Coachella Valley cities and communities will be updated weekly.

Coachella Valley city and community weekly totals as of Jan. 24, include  new COVID19 cases and  new deaths:

Desert Hot Springs: 5,747 (+88) cases, 89 (+3) deaths
Cathedral City: 9,490 (+123) cases, 136 (+1) deaths
Palm Springs:  5,598 (+154) cases, 140 (+1) deaths
Rancho Mirage: 1,746 (+59) cases, 55 deaths
Palm Desert: 6,282 (+176) cases, 140 (+1) deaths
Indian Wells: 340 (+12) cases, 8 deaths
La Quinta: 5,444 (+137) cases, 73 (+1) deaths
Indio: 16,766 (+275) cases, 254 (+3) deaths
Coachella: 9,160 (+152) cases, 112 (+1) deaths
Thousand Palms: 1,382 (+220) cases, 10 deaths
Bermuda Dunes: 1,071 (+12) cases, 13 deaths
Thermal: 570 (+15) cases, 10 deaths
Mecca: 1,355 (+32) cases, 21 deaths
North Shore: 469 (+27) cases, 1 death
Oasis: 1,076 (+31) cases, 8 deaths
Sky Valley: 335 (+4) cases, 7 (+1) deaths
Cabazon: 466 (+10) cases, 7 deaths
Anza: 262 (+7) cases, 5 deaths

There are 31,041 active cases of coronavirus. This number is derived from the total number of confirmed cases and the subtraction of the total number of recoveries and deaths.

According to the Riverside University Health System, 1,065 patients infected with coronavirus were hospitalized countywide as of Monday. That number includes 174 patients in intensive care units.

There are no new fatalities to report; keeping the county’s coronavirus death toll to 5,746. Fatalities are considered trailing indicators because of delays processing death certificates, meaning deaths that are newly reported may have actually occurred as much as a month ago, according to health officials.

The number of documented patient recoveries stands at 401,025.

The county’s COVID positivity rate is 34.3%, while the state-adjusted case rate is 259.1 per 100,000 residents, based on a rolling seven-day average.

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday unveiled a proposed $2.7 billion COVID- 19 emergency response package as part of his next budget proposal, including a $1.4 billion emergency appropriation request to bolster testing capacity, accelerate vaccination and booster efforts, support frontline workers, strengthen the health care system and “battle misinformation.”

On Friday, Newsom announced the activation of the California National Guard to provide additional testing capacity amid the national surge in COVID- 19 cases driven by the Omicron variant.

To learn more about local clinics and to schedule an appointment, go to myturn.ca.gov. Anyone who needs assistance may also call the county’s 211 help-line.

Residents of all ages are encouraged to get tested, with or without symptoms, to identify where the disease is currently present in the community and where it is not. Testing continues to be an integral focus as more residents visit more businesses. Visit  www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus/testing  for more information on testing locations and how to make an appointment.

Click here for a map of Riverside County cases.

Article updated: 1/24/2022

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